Questions regarding SUNY Downstate Accelerated Nursing Program - page 2

I apologize if these questions have been answered. There are a lot of posts to go through to find answers! I am currently a Clinical Lab Technologist that holds a BS in Chemistry from Howard... Read More

  1. by   Lola89
    Hello everyone!
    I am looking to apply for programs beginning in Fall of 2010 and like many of you, I am concerned with the high tuition costs of some of these programs hence my decision to apply to SUNY dowstate. But reading all these negative posts sure makes me think twice!
    Tanguera, you mentioned that you go into Columbia and NYU. Would you mind sharing some of your stats with us? Like GRE scores? Would greatly appreciated.
    I also considering College of new rochelle and Pace University since moving is not an option for me and I'm looking into accelerated programs as well.
    This has been quite a journey, not easy bu any means.
    Thank you Tanguera for all your posts.
  2. by   tybaby
    Hi eververyone, I too am considering applying to Downstate's accelerated nursing program but am missing two prerequisites as my major didn't require for me to take them. Does anyone know who is either in the program or have applied if they will still accept you into the program without the two prerequisites and allow you to take them while in the program. Should I even bother to apply.
  3. by   laughoutloud8
    Quote from tybaby
    Hi eververyone, I too am considering applying to Downstate's accelerated nursing program but am missing two prerequisites as my major didn't require for me to take them. Does anyone know who is either in the program or have applied if they will still accept you into the program without the two prerequisites and allow you to take them while in the program. Should I even bother to apply.
    This is easy. Take the classes in the spring, I assume chemistry and psychology are the classes you are missing or don't apply.
  4. by   tybaby
    I am actually missing statistics and another psychology( I noticed they wanted 6 credits in psy, I only have 3) Did you go through the program with the same issue
  5. by   JeanettePNP
    They will not consider your application unless you have already completed your pre-reqs or are taking them in the upcoming term (and you have to show proof that you are registered). I was accepted with online credits in Statistics and Psychology. Try Empire State College. It's part of the SUNY system so you'll be paying SUNY tuition if you're in state.
  6. by   Tanguera
    Quote from Lola89
    Hello everyone!
    I am looking to apply for programs beginning in Fall of 2010 and like many of you, I am concerned with the high tuition costs of some of these programs hence my decision to apply to SUNY dowstate. But reading all these negative posts sure makes me think twice!
    Tanguera, you mentioned that you go into Columbia and NYU. Would you mind sharing some of your stats with us? Like GRE scores? Would greatly appreciated.
    I also considering College of new rochelle and Pace University since moving is not an option for me and I'm looking into accelerated programs as well.
    This has been quite a journey, not easy bu any means.
    Thank you Tanguera for all your posts.

    Hi Lola89,

    So sorry I didn't respond earlier. Getting into Columbia and NYU is not so much a feat. There were statistics online that Columbia's ETP program accepts about 70% of the applicants. At an info session at Columbia, they said they receive about 500-600 applications. I later found out that they received 50% more applications last year. So they may have received 1000 applications, took 700 of those, and according to a friend in the program, this year's incoming class was 203 people which is about 40 or 50 more ppl than the year before it. It seems like many people apply to Columbia, but do not attend because of various factors (money being one of the more common reasons).

    I think a lot of ppl worry about stats (grades, GRE scores, volunterwork, etc.) when applying to NYU and Columbia. The funny thing is, it's a lot more competitive to get into Downstate than it is into NYU. A lot of ppl apply to Downstate because it's cheaper. At an info session, they told us that they take about 10% of the applicants. I am assuming that since Columbia got 50% more applications last year, I will be Downstate got a significantly larger applicant pool as well. So it's possible they acceptance rate is something more like 8%. There are a lot of ppl who got into Columbia and NYU that did NOT get into Downstate (I read in other posts) but if you get into Downstate, if you applied to Columbia or NYU, you most likely got in.

    What is a shame is that Downstate takes a lot of very capable and intelligent people with a lot of potential, but since the program isn't very strong, it feels almost like wasted potential.
  7. by   kirham
    WOW Tanguera,

    I actually dropped my application for Suny off last week an I am so afraid now. If it wasn't for the cost then I wouldnt even consider it. I did also apply to NYU and am waiting to hear. There are not enough choices in ny for second degree students:smackingf
  8. by   laughoutloud8
    Quote from kirham
    WOW Tanguera,

    I actually dropped my application for Suny off last week an I am so afraid now. If it wasn't for the cost then I wouldnt even consider it. I did also apply to NYU and am waiting to hear. There are not enough choices in ny for second degree students:smackingf
    Def not enough for NYC. I am going to still apply anywhoot. NYU is just to pricey for me. Hell I might as well go to Georgetown in DC. I stay in Tampa, FL so I am trying to schools here that start in the summer UCF and UNF.
  9. by   kirham
    I Know. I have no idea how I am going to pay for Nyu but as my mom says, "the first step is getting in the door." I eventually want to be an NP and I just want to get in the door. Hopefully someone will let me in.
  10. by   abrown0488
    Hey Tanguera,
    U have a ton of insight about the program at Downstate. I had aspirations of applying there until coming onto this site. I am still really interested in the accelerated program and by now I'm sure u've almost completed yours. How's it going for you? Has it gotten any better? Please respond if you have the time.

    Thanks so much
  11. by   kirham
    Hey did anyone hear from Suny yet? I'm still waiting and they said they just started reviewing applications
  12. by   mamalizza
    not yet. fingers crossed!
  13. by   penbare
    I was accepted and am really excited for the year to start!!

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